Flooding has ravaged parts of our area, and now the Red Cross needs your help.

Until damage is assessed and victims have an idea of the impact flooding made to their homes and businesses, the best way to help is by making a monetary donation to the Red Cross, which is why 5 on Your Side is hosting a phone bank Friday morning.

To make a donation, call 314-969-8655 between 5 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. and a Red Cross representative will take your donation over the phone.

You can also donate to the Red Cross online, or make a $10 gift by texting the word REDCROSS to 90999.